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Voting stock

The shares in a corporation that entitle the shareholder to vote.

Voting Stock

Stock in a publicly-traded company that gives the holder the right to vote at the company's annual meeting. Votes are usually allocated on the basis of one vote per share. The right to vote gives the holder of voting stock a great deal of control over the company; in exchange, voting stock usually has few or no other rights associated with it. For example, most preferred stock is nonvoting, but preferred stock has a guaranteed dividend while most voting stock does not.

voting stock

Stock for which the holder has the right to vote in the election of directors, in the appointment of auditors, or in other matters brought up at the annual meeting. Most common stock is voting stock. Compare nonvoting stock. See also supervoting stock.
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Under this test, the percentage of foreignowned voting stocks in a bank shall be determined by the citizenship of the individual stockholders in that bank.
The 1962 Act redefined a foreign corporation as controlled if more than 50 percent of the voting stock of the foreign corporation was owned by U.S.
The sole consideration issued to the shareholders of the target company is voting stock of acquiring company.
The IRS contended that a premium should be applied to the class A voting shares and that "because of the disparate ratio (or skewed distribution) between the number of shares of voting stock outstanding and the number of shares of nonvoting stock outstanding (1 to 1,848), the premium should be expressed as a percentage of(or in relation to) the equity value of [the company]."[6] One IRS expert indicated that an appropriate premium for the class A voting shares would be 10 percent of the total equity value of the company; a second expert suggested that an appropriate premium for such shares would be three to seven percent of the total equity value of the company.
Interiors will be entitled to redeem the rights at $0.01 per right at any time until the 10th day following the acquisition of a 10 percent position in the voting stock.
You become the general partner (like owning the voting stock) and give the limited partnership interests (similar to non-voting stock) to your children and grandchildren.
The Tax Court then stated: "Looking at this even split between the two families, the 10% block of voting stock, in the hands of a third party, unrelated to either family, could indeed become critical.
Following execution of the merger agreement, stockholders representing approximately 63.5% of the outstanding voting stock executed written consents approving the transaction, of which consents representing approximately 31.5% of the outstanding voting stock became effective immediately and consents representing approximately 31.9% of the outstanding voting stock will become effective on Oct.
Prior to adoption of Section 251(h) of the DGCL, which became effective on August 1, 2013 (and was subsequently amended effective August 1, 2014), unless an acquirer could obtain 90 percent of the target's voting stock necessary to effectuate a short-form merger under Section 253 of the DGCL or negotiate for a "top-up" option to get to get to 90 percent, a back-end merger required a stockholder vote.
Under the old law, foreign banks could operate within the Philippine banking system only by acquiring, purchasing or owning up to 60 percent of the voting stock of an existing bank.
A total of 104,755,433m class A Voting shares representing 93.15% of the company's issued and outstanding class A Voting stock were voted in connection with the meeting.
Although there is currently no likelihood that the voting rights will change, it appears that, should Yahoo Japan Corporation convert all of its non-voting stock into voting stock, the Bank's relationship with SMBC will become slightly weaker.